But what I was most amused by was yet another outbreak of that thing we saw in some of the reviews of Farthing:
We are meant to see the tragedy of Julian Comstock as being the tragedy of America (though in that respect, his homosexuality seems an unnecessary distraction).Yes, it’s our old friend Unnecessary Homosexuality! It’s okay for people to be gay, but they should be civilized about it and only actually do so when the plot shows up with a clipboard and says, “Okay, I need a gay person now, so be gay.” Gay people being gay just because some people are gay? Not done. Unnecessary. A distraction.